Rough-legged Hawk (Buteo lagopus), Havell plate no. 422

Object Number: 
1863.17.422
Date: 
1838
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, and black ink with touches of gouache, scratching out, and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 28 5/8 x 23 1/4 in. (72.7 x 59.1 cm) Mat: 41 x 31 in. (104.1 x 78.7 cm)
Marks: 
Watermark: JWHATMAN / 1830 [reversed]
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower left in graphite: "No 83. - / Plate 422.-- / J.J.A"; at lower left of center: "1. Rough-legged Falcon-- / Buteo lagopus. Old male. --"; at lower right: "2. Variety of plumage in the Immature age.---"; birds numbered left and right respectively: "1"; "2"
Description: 
Two dark-phase Rough-legged Hawks; adult male, left; immature, right
Credit Line: 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group